Preparing the Elderly for Natural Disasters

1 decade 3 years 3 weeks ago Thursday, August 24 2006 Aug 24, 2006 Thursday, August 24, 2006 4:40:37 PM CDT August 24, 2006 in News

The council suggests planning escape routes, checking for household hazards, and keep your health card handy in order to stay safe.  According to the Census, 1 in 5 people in Missouri are classified as having a disability; that's why having a plan for disaster can be critical.  Tiger Place in Columbia is ready.  If disaster struck, it has a plan in place to help the elderly and disabled to safety.

"Our building is designed as such... as state of the art, and by giving men and women a chance to practive every month how to evacuate the building, they know what it sounds like, they know what to do and that seems to be successful," said Charles Survey, the Executive Director of Tiger Place.

The Governor's Council on Disability plans on having more of these kind of meetings to spread awareness of this problem.

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